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Two Penn Profs Named National Security Science & Engineering Faculty Fellows

twitter | July 02, 2015

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US Congress Moves to Block Human-Embryo Editing

Jonathan Moreno comments on a congressional proposal to create a committee including religious experts to review the US Institute of Medicine's forthcoming report on the ethics of modifying human embryos to introduce heritable changes.
nature | June 25, 2015

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Jonathan Moreno: A True Interdisciplinarian

Addressing topics as broad-ranging as bioethics, the history of technology, and national security,...
June 24, 2015

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Using Abstract Math to Solve Real-World Problems

Unconventional mathematician Robert Ghrist is using one of mathematics’ most abstract disciplines—algebraic topology—to solve real-world problems in robotics and sensor networks.
pennsylvania gazette | June 23, 2015

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Michael Platt Appointed as Penn's 16th PIK Professor

Penn News | June 23, 2015

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The Pentagon’s Gamble on Brain Implants, Bionic Limbs and Combat Exoskeletons

Jonathan Moreno weighs in on the efficacy of DARPA's big push into biological research.
twitter | June 10, 2015

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Omega-3 Can Reduce 'Anti-Social' Behavior In Children

A study by the University of Pennsylvania has revealed that omega-3 can help treat anti-social behavior patterns in children. Researchers have claimed that omega-3, a common constituent of fish oil, has long-term neurodevelopment effects that help curb aggression.
twitter | May 21, 2015

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A Better Crystal Ball: Improving the Science of Forecasting

In this interview with Knowledge@Wharton, Barbara Mellers discusses her team’s findings about what makes some people better prognosticators, and how the best forecasters can be given a boost.
knowledge@wharton | May 13, 2015

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How to Solve the E.R. Problem

In a New York Times op-ed, prominent health policy expert Zeke Emanuel says new data that suggest the Affordable Care Act has increased E.R. volumes is discouraging, but argues simple strategies to increase patient engagement can reverse the trend.
New York Times | May 08, 2015

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Sixty-second Lecture on the Father of Psychodrama & Social Networks

twitter | April 24, 2015

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Robert Ghrist wins Lindback Award for Distinguished Teaching

twitter | April 23, 2015

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Why Does Africa Have So Many Languages?

With more than 2,000 distinct languages, Africa has a third of the world's languages with less than a seventh of the world's population. Penn geneticist Sarah Tishkoff explains why.
christian science monitor | April 21, 2015

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Is There a Criminal Brain?

Hosts of NPR's Here & Now interview Adrian Raine about "the criminal brain."
NPR | April 02, 2015

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How Real-Life Artificial Intelligence Rivals 'Terminator'

After predicting the appearance of self-deciding military drones back in 2006 in his book "Mind Wars" (Dana Press), Jonathan Moreno said he's seen an escalation in the military's interest in neuroscience and AI.
live science | March 20, 2015

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Theater as Interpersonal Encounter and Spontaneous Experience

twitter | March 03, 2015

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Why Antibiotics Need Innovation

NBC news | February 27, 2015

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Shelley L. Berger: Revolutionizing Genetic Research

A leader in the rapidly changing field of epigenetics, Shelley L. Berger has built a world-class...
February 17, 2015

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What Research Tells Us About Making Accurate Predictions

Harvard Business Review | February 02, 2015

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Penn Research Connects Social/Biological Risk Factors for Antisocial Behavior

Adrian Raine is a pioneer in the field of neurocriminology, aiming to unearth the biological roots of criminal behavior. A new study from his group is developing the basis for a new branch of this field: social neurocriminology, which seeks to better understand the societal origins of these biological factors.
penn current | January 22, 2015

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Super-forecasters Could Improve Prediction of Critical Geopolitical Events

BBC news | January 20, 2015

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To Catch Terrorists, Teamwork Works Best

Barbara Mellers' latest study, The Psychology of Intelligence Analysis: Drivers of Prediction Accuracy in World Politics, suggests that teams are better than individuals at intelligence analysis. These findings challenge some common practices of the U.S. intelligence community.
discover news | January 16, 2015

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Robert Ghrist's Online Class Brings Single Variable Calculus to Life for Thousands of Students

This course provides a brisk, challenging, and dynamic treatment of differential and integral calculus, with an emphasis on conceptual understanding and applications to the engineering, physical, and social sciences.
coursera | January 13, 2015

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Brainy or Brawny? For ants, it comes down to more than DNA.

For ants, it comes down to more than DNA.
NewsWorks | January 09, 2015

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Jonathan Moreno & Actor John Pankow Examine Group Theater & Its Influence on Science

twitter | January 08, 2015

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The Power of Online Learning

Robert Ghrist talks about building a calculus course for the world.
coursera | December 12, 2014

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Rakesh Vohra: Interdisciplinary Innovator

Drawing from the seemingly disparate fields of economics, electrical engineering, and computer...
December 10, 2014

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Many U.S. Breast Cancer Patients Receive Longer Radiation Therapy Than Necessary

Penn researchers Ezekiel J. Emanuel and Justin E. Bekelman, MD found that the vast majority of women after breast-conserving surgery receive six to seven weeks of radiation therapy, despite evidence that three weeks of a treatment called hypofractionated whole breast radiation is just as clinically effective, more convenient, and less costly.
NPR | December 10, 2014

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How Biotechnology Will Change What It Means to Be Human

Vox | November 11, 2014

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Dorothy Roberts: Bringing Different Perspectives into the Classroom

Dorothy Roberts discusses the dynamism of her interdisciplinary classes.
October 24, 2014

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Jonathan Moreno Discusses His New Book, Impromptu Man, on WHYY Radio

twitter | October 21, 2014

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Dorothy Roberts on Redefining the Way We Define Race

An inside look at Dorothy Roberts' interdisciplinary approach to advocating for social justice--and how it will change the way we look at race forever.
PENN ARTS & SCIENCES MAGAZINE | September 22, 2014

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Chris Murray: From Industry to Ivy league

Master inventor Chris Murray reflects on the joy of research at Penn, the power of collaboration, and the extraordinary students he engages with everyday.
August 18, 2014

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Why Scientists Decided to Issue an Indictment of Nicholas Wade's Book

More than 100 scientists, including Sarah Tishkoff, have signed a published letter asserting that author Nicholas Wade misappropriated their work for the arguments he made in A Troublesome Inheritance.
History News Network | August 11, 2014

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Nanotechnology Advance in Making 'Programmable Matter' Using Nanocrystals

When University of Pennsylvania nanoscientists created beautiful, tiled patterns with flat nanocrystals, they were left with a mystery: why did some sets of crystals arrange themselves in an alternating, herringbone style, even though it wasn’t the simplest pattern?
Nanowerk | August 07, 2014

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Brutish and Short? DNA 'Switch' Sheds Light on Neaderthals

How can creatures as different in body and mind as present-day humans and their extinct Neanderthal cousins be 99.84 percent identical genetically?
NBC News | August 06, 2014

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Talking About Regeneration with Professor John Gearhart

Philadelphia Business Journal | May 13, 2014

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Launching the Warren Center for Network & Data Sciences

Penn has launched a new, interdisciplinary research effort to study and solve problems using tools of the digital age.
Almanac | May 07, 2014

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Explore Neuroethics with Jonathan D. Moreno

Neuroethics might well be the most rapidly growing area within bioethics; indeed, in some respects neuroethics has grown as an independent field, with its own journals, professional society and institutional centers.
Coursera | April 24, 2014
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